At the peak of the dry season, this concession boasts elephants by the thousands and regular sightings of the Selinda pack of African wild dogs.
Each of Selinda Camp’s nine spacious, sturdy canvas villas is shaded with thatch roofing and raised on wooden decks with a large private verandah for a slice of one’s own private Africa.
Each tent has a small seating area and desk. Selinda’s little surprise is the extended en suite dressing and dual basin vanity area complete with a deep stone bath and antique shower. One of the tents is a family unit, consisting of one main bedroom, a kid’s room and two bathrooms connected by a wrap-around deck. Selinda’s commanding main lounge and dining area is raised with views of the Spillway.
Nearby is the large walk-in wine cellar and art gallery as well as the curio shop.
After the day’s events, the pool is a welcome respite, and then a drink around the fire pit rounds off the day.
Open all year round
Selinda Camp offers game drives throughout the day focusing primarily on early morning and afternoon /early evening game drives but full day drives are common if guests prefer.
The camp has four custom built Land cruisers specially designed for our conditions and photography (fold-down screens, raised roofs, photographic bars, multi-plug invertors).
With just four to six guests each, the Cruisers are fully stocked with drinks and snacks.
Selinda is primarily a land-based camp; however, boating is possible on the Spillway in one of the camp’s two powerboats usually year-round; and toss the bait with some rod/reel fishing from March to December each year.
If stretching one’s legs and getting a feel for Africa by foot is the guest’s preference, then it’s possible to arrange morning walks.
In the mid-day, during siesta, guests can take refuge at one of our hides overlooking the Spillway or waterhole and do some birding.
Sleep outs under a mosquito net on a raised platform in the African wild are available for those who want an extra adventure. This must be booked in advance and is subject to extra cost and availability.
A patchwork of microhabitats, Selinda Reserve hosts a staggering diversity of wildlife.
The open plains are an ideal habitat for cheetah and the thicker woodlands are refuge for leopard.
It is famous for elephant and lion, wild dog and hippo, buffalo and giraffe and the more rarely seen roan and sable.
Some days we will spend hours with a single herd of elephants; other days we may track predators, or wait in a hide for Slaty egrets to arrive and fish.
Each winter we wait hopefully for the Selinda pack of African wild dogs to pick their den, which is often near camp.
There are Swarovski 8 x 42 HD binoculars in each tent for guest use.
There are photographic bars for camera mounts on each vehicle.
There is a complimentary sleep-out deck under thatch or under the stars.
There is an underground wine cellar and Beverly Joubert Art Gallery and Curio shop.
Massages are available and Yoga mats are in each tent.